Andrews Documents, Articles, Memorabelia, etc.
Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates, Obituaries, Census' and more.
Included here are some Census' documenting some of my ancestors. The Census documents are large files at high resolution to make them easier to read, so they may take a little more
time to load. The data in these documents was recorded by hand, and due to that human factor
and the fact that some are just poor copies, you may have difficulty reading some of them. I've included here links to blank census forms and a Draft Registration
card so that you can read the column and row headers for the data entered. These blank Census and Draft Registration documents are in Adobe Acrobat Reader ".pdf" format and require Acrobat Reader to open them.
If you do not have Reader, go to adobe.com to download and install it for free.
The United States was the first country to call for a regularly held census. The Constitution required that a census of all
"Persons...excluding Indians not taxed" be performed to determine the collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the
House of Representatives. The first nine censuses from 1790 to 1870 were organized under the United States Federal Court system.
Each district was assigned a U.S. marshal who hired other marshals to administer the census. Governors were responsible for enumeration
in territories. By the 1900 Census, there were a total of forty-five states in the Union, with Utah being the latest addition and Alaska, Arizona,
Hawaii, New Mexico, and Oklahoma enumerated as territories. The 1930 Census was the last census released to the public.
- Death Certificate for Seth Andrews. Seth is buried at Mizpah Cemetery in Rockingham, NC.
- Obituary for Lucy Andrews
- News Article about Seth Andrews
- Civil War Memory of Seth Andrews from a fellow soldier. The entire article can be read here. It is in Adobe Acrobat format, and you will need Acrobat Reader to open the file. Acrobat Reader is free, and can be downloaded from adobe.com.
- Funeral Memorial Card for Mollie Elizabeth (Porter) Andrews
- Obituary for James Ambus Andrews. James was a brother of my Grandfather Frank Andrews. James is buried at Mizpah Cemetery in Rockingham with several of his Andrews kin.
- Obituary for Richard Patrick
- World War I Draft Registration Card for Thomas Boone Andrews. Thomas was a son of George Andrews, a descendant of Alexander Andrews, the progenitor of Thomas' and my own line of Andrews. Thomas lived in Montgomery County.
- World War I Draft Registration Card for William Cleveland Andrews. William was my G-Grandfather on my Mother's side.
- Funeral Memorial card for Minnie Mae (Andrews) Chavis. Minnie May is buried at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
- Obituary for James Seth Andrews
- Grandparents Family Registry Page from the Bible of Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Richardson Andrews.
- Childrens Family Registry Page from the Bible of Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Richardson Andrews. Polly is buried at Pleasant Grove Church in Rockingham.
- Funeral Memorial card for Frank Porter Andrews. Frank was my Grandfather on my Mother's side. Grandpa is buried at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.
- Obituary for Virginia (Andrews) Patrick
- Obituary for Irene Harriet (Andrews) Richardson. Irene was a sister of my Grandfather Frank Andrews. Irene is buried at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery in Rockingham, NC.
- Brunswick County, VA deed extracts showing some land transactions, etc. envolving Andrews ancestors
before they moved to Montgomery County, NC.
- Obituary for Thomas Jefferson Andrews. "Tom" was the youngest brother of my Grandfather Andrews. Thomas was a WWII Veteran. He is buried at Richmond Memorial Park Cemetery in Rockingham, NC.
- Photo of the old Andrews Homeplace. On a visit to Montgomery County to Zion Church, I met a distant cousin there that helped me find some grave sites. She told me that this old house was the John F. Andrews Homeplace. She didn't know how old the home was, but John H. Andrews died about 1859. It was also unknown whether the home was still in the family.
The house is located on Hwy 73 not far from the intersection with Hwy. 24. Zion Methodist Church, founded by Andrews and Scarboro ancestors, is not far from the home either. Amap of the location of the home can be seen here.
Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Richardson."Polly" was my Grandma Andrews. We Grandchildren had nothing but fond memories of Grandma. I know that I had never heard an unkind word from her. She was always kind, gentle and caring. We always looked forward to our Sunday visit to her house. She always had treats for us kids.
Holidays were extra special at Grandmas. We knew that homemade cocanut pies and chocolate cakes awaited us there.
After her death, we discovered some talents she possessed that had been mostly hidden from us.
Grandma was a poet and an artist. Pages and pages of poems were found that she had written, as well as several pieces of colored pencil and pen and ink artwork created by her hands. Grandma's kindness and gentleness was a wonderful legacy in itself, but the poetry and art that she left behind will carry that kindness and gentleness
down to future generations that will never be blessed with knowing her personally. Her artwork and poetry exhibit a clear picture of who Polly was, and why she inhabits a special place in Heaven.
I have made available to visitors here copies of the artwork that I have been priveleged to. There are 2 pages of artwork. I have placed the colored pencil on one, and the pen and ink on the other.
Polly's colored art can be seen on Page 1. The pen and ink art can be seen on page 2.
As I have time, I will also be placing her poetry here for your enjoyment.
- 1830 Census documenting the Alexander Andrews Family. Alexander was one of John Andrews Senior's sons that remained in Montgomery County after his parents and some of his siblings left North Carolina migrating to Stewart County in the new state of Tennessee.
Alexander, his Father John Sr. and his siblings migrated to Montgomery County from Brunswick County VA. My line of the Andrews is descended from Alexander.
The only name documented in the 1830 Census was the head of household, and no other family member names were recorded. Only the number of other family members of specified age groups were recorded.
- 1830 Census documenting the Edmund Andrews family. Edmund is one of Alexander's sons.
- 1830 Census documenting the Wilson Andrews Family, another son of Alexander.
- 1830 Census documenting the Seth Andrews Sr. Family. Seth Sr. is another son of Alexander and the son from whom I am directly descended.
- 1850 Census documenting John F. Andrews (my G-G-G-Grandfather) and his family living in Montgomery County. John's occupation is listed as a miner. My Andrews family settled in Montgomery County after moving down from
Brunswick County VA in the early 1800's. Seth, my G-G-Grandfather on my Mother's side is John's 6 year old son in this 1850 Census. James, John's youngest son is listed on the next page of the census.
John's brother, Edmund (II) and his family is also recorded on this Census page. They must have been neighbors as John & Edmund are listed next to each other. John's father was named Seth, and another of John's brothers was named Seth Jr., and John and Edmund II both named
one of their sons Seth for 3 generations of Seth's. That name is found at least 5 times in my Andrews line.
- 1860 Montgomery County Census documenting other Andrews ancestors. This page of the Census record other Andrews ancestors as Edmund Andrews (occupation Mechanic) and his family, Wilson Andrews' (died 1848) widow Mary and 2 of her children, and
Edmund Andrews' (died 1843) widow Priscilla and 4 of her children. This Census was of the population in the Zion District of Montgomery County. The Census Takers handwriting left much to be desired as it is very difficult to read.
- 1860 Montgomery County Census documenting John F. Andrews' widow Lucy Jane (Billingsley) Andrews and her family, including her son Seth, my G-G-Grandfather. John F. had died about a year before this Census. Alexander, Lucy's oldest son, has his occupation listed
as a Blacksmith, and Cyrus' occupation is listed as a farmer.
- 1860 Census documenting my G-G-Grandmother Harriet Temperance (Whitlock) Pence and her family from her first marriage. Her first husband was James Pence. James and Harriet are listed with their children Giles and Robert Gerome ("Rome"). James occupation is listed as "Hunting".
Harriet is married to James in this 1860 Census, but in the 1870 Census she is listed as the spouse of my G-G-Grandfather Seth Andrews. I don't know what happened to James. Perhaps he went to fight in the Civil War and didn't make it back. James and Harriet lived next to Harriet's parents, David and Harriet Whitlock in the Zion district of Montgomery County.
In the 1870 Census, with the marriage to Seth Andrews, Harriet and Seth had moved to the Whitlock land in southern Richmond County.
- 1870 Census documenting my G-G-Grandfather Seth Andrews and his family. Harriet, his wife was with her first husband, James Pence, in the 1860 Census, and is listed here in 1870 with Seth. Giles and Gerome Pence are listed as step children of Seth's. James Ambus is listed as the maternal child of Seth and Harriet.
James was the firstborn and no others have been born yet.
- 1870 Census documenting the James Whitlock Family. James and Temperance Whitlock are the parents of Harriet, the wife of Seth Andrews. There is a Sarah Andrews listed in the household. I have yet to determine her relationship.
- 1880 Census from Mt. Gilead Township in Montgomery County documenting the Seth and Betty Andrews Family. This Seth is the son of Edmund II and Betsy Robertson and a cousin of my G-G-Grandfather Seth Andrews.
- 1880 Census from the Wolfpit Township in Rockingham, Richmond County documenting my G-G-Grandfather Seth Andrews and his family. Seth is listed at the bottom of the page and is
continued on the next page. Rome (short for Jerome), Seth's Stepson is listed as the first child, but his last name (Pence) is not recorded. Jerome's maternal brother Giles is not listed in this household. The last listing, "Infant" of 1 year old is my G-Grandfather William Cleveland Andrews.
- 1900 Census documenting my G-G-Grandfather Seth Andrews and his family. His wife Harriet and son William C. (my G-Grandfather) are listed. James Ambus, Seth's oldest son is listed with his family in the census also. It's interesting to note that Robert Jerome Pence, Seth's stepson, was the enumerator of this census.
- 1900 Census documenting Robert Jerome Pence and his family. Jerome ("Rome") is the stepson of my G-G-Grandfather Seth Andrews. It's interesting to note that Robert Jerome is the enumerator of this census.
- 1900 Census documenting Jesse Gardner and his family. Jesse's son Raymond married Annie Mae Andrews, a niece of my G-Grandfather.
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